With the success of VIRTUES I in August and growing interest in UAVs across Virginia, 4-VA at JMU is pleased to announce VIRTUES II. The 2017 summit will focus on one of the primary needs identified at VIRTUES I—strategic coordination between academia and industry.
In order to match student capacities to industry needs and requirements, we must first clarify those needs and requirements. In 2015, 4-VA at JMU began building a statewide network to develop undergraduate courses that give students the skills to build and develop UAVs to solve real world problems. Since then, two additional Virginia universities have joined the courses through telepresence.
With this infrastructure in place, it’s an opportune time for professionals to inform curriculum with their current and anticipated needs. Our goal is to develop experienced UAV leaders and establish Virginia as the nation’s premier provider of the top candidates in these emerging technologies.
We invite administrators, faculty and students from universities across the commonwealth, industry professionals who are eager to advise undergraduate curriculum with their needs, and anyone else interested in these topics.